‘The Perfume Muse’ is Alex Johnson’s new book. It is out on the 2nd April 2015.
The Perfume Muse is the sequel to Alex Johnson’s debut novel Run Away: this first story is about the break-up of a family and how Julie, the protagonist, copes with life as a single mother and her wayward teenage daughter. Julie falls in love with gorgeous French perfumer but must decide whether he can offer the future she longs for.
The Perfume Muse sees Julie and Olivier move to Grasse, the French perfume capital, but her dreams are dashed when, almost straightaway, he accepts a job in New York. Their relationship is tested by long periods apart and Julie finds comfort in a budding friendship with the intriguing and sexy Jean-Jacques.
Both men, both acclaimed perfumers, vye for Julie’s affections through perfume: each create romantic, sensual perfumes inspired by and especially for her. How can she possibly choose between them?
Julie’s resolve is further tested by the unexpected arrival of Olivier’s son, Michel.
What were his reasons for Michel turning up out of the blue?
Can the disappearance of the perfume formula Olivier invented for Julie be connected?
And to top it all, it looks like Michel is falling in love with Julie’s daughter, Lisa.
Julie must get to the bottom of this. She flies out to New York to confront Olivier about the son he’s never mentioned and to determine whether her future lies with him or with Jean-Jacques.
‘The Perfume Muse’ can be pre-ordered on Amazon – http://amzn.to/1BLJXF0